International equities sometimes get a bad rap for lacking the income offered by Australian stocks. But dividend-paying companies do exist offshore.
Professional fund managers and advisers alike are reconsidering tactical asset allocation in the current market environment.
The slide in the Australian dollar has raised the perennial question of whether it’s worthwhile hedging for currency risk.
An improved earnings outlook is one factor piquing interest in stocks outside the biggest names.
It was forecast to be a year for active managers to shine – so how are they tracking?
The timing of any reduction in official interest rates could be a key concern for equity investors in the months ahead.
Three market commentators spoke to AUSIEX about the upshot of the August reporting season.
Investors who have ridden the wave of technology gains may look to reposition their US holdings.
There is more to portfolio construction than a simple division between shares and bonds.
The long-term gains of this overlooked section of the market suggests it should be on the radar of advisers and investors.
As market volatility increases, so too is options trading over international ETFs.
Savvy advisers and investors are tapping the local ASX options market for a supplementary source of income in addition to dividends and fixed income.
The prospects for Australia’s most commonly held shares are a major consideration as investors position their portfolios for 2024.
Five experts reveal their market outlook plus their expectations for the upcoming earnings season.
Fixed income emerged as an asset class of choice for investors over the past year. Has the outlook for bonds now changed?
The big four banks delivered solid first-half results but headwinds have dimmed the sector outlook. What does it mean for shareholders?
Just having capital is no longer enough to generate decent returns via beta, according to Australia’s Future Fund. So, what does that mean for financial advisers?
The large number of Exchange Traded Funds dedicated to international shares belies the home bias that can potentially dominate the portfolios of Australians.
The unprecedented transfer of wealth from Baby Boomers to other generations has picked up pace and provides a challenge and opportunities for advisers.
There is increasing interest outside the top ASX stocks as local small companies come back onto the radar – is it justified?
Options give investors more options: In a recent interview with Andrew Geoghegan on Ausbiz TV, AUSIEX Head of Sales, Trading and Customer Relationships, Te Okeroa, discusses how options trading may provide not just protection, but income for investors in an upward rates cycle.
Five experts give their verdict on the recent ASX reporting season.
Key indicators point to a better decade ahead for regional share markets
As market uncertainty continues, financial advisers can expect a raft of questions from clients.
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There is little doubt with interest rates on the rise and economies expected to slow, that 2023 will be another challenging one for most advisers and investors, although there is a lot of speculation over exactly how challenging. We look at some of the sectors, asset classes and strategies best placed to emerge with earnings intact in the year ahead.
Despite an already rapid rise, lithium prices and stock values look set to continue to strengthen in the face of worries about a weaker economic outlook, due largely to the sharp growth expected in electric vehicle demand.
Until early this year, equity markets were resilient in the face of the rate hikes, but they are now coming around to a view in the bond markets that tighter monetary policy to tame inflation will be here longer, helping mark our position in the latest value rotation.
The Federal government has released its first offshore petroleum exploration permits, ensuring growth in the oil and gas sector at a time when it is seeking to boost its climate change credentials. The government’s divergent approach is symptomatic of a dilemma facing investors in the energy market – which way to play the energy crisis.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is on a charge to get inflation under control, and equity markets are fearful of the economic impact. Fortunately for investors with a preference for exchange traded funds (ETFs) there are a number of products tied to defensive sectors to consider.
High commodity prices and a post-COVID bounce in employment and spending will drive results for 2022, but rates and inflation pose threats into next year.
As rising inflation and interest rates bring an end to the ‘everything boom’, private credit funds may offer capital protection and higher yields for investors.
Inflation is firmly on the rise and looks set to remain high for longer than most investors have experienced in recent memory. We look at how to prepare portfolios for the new world.
Recent geopolitical uncertainty has helped strengthen mining, energy and commodity stocks already enjoying a post-covid surge but the sudden boom may prove longer-lasting than many expect as decarbonisation pressures grow.
The pandemic has sped up the digital transformation of the economy, boosting the scale of data being produced while leading to a surge in the focus on healthcare, creating new opportunities in digital healthcare providers.
Australia’s real estate investment trusts have weathered a volatile time since the pandemic storm hit but the asset has proved its resilience and new opportunities are emerging.
Inflation is re-emerging and may have major implications for financial markets. MST Marquee Senior Analyst Craig Woolford says it may be beneficial for listed retailers, but investors should tread carefully.
Australia’s economy powered out of the 2020 lockdowns to record three quarters of strong GDP growth through to the first quarter of this year. With June 2021 quarter data on Wednesday, can that momentum continue or did the end of Job Keeper wage subsidy and weak consumer data herald a slide to a double-dip recession?
BetaShares economist David Bassanese shares his view on what the data will tell us and how markets are preparing for it.
The February reporting season was the strongest in 20 years, underpinned by record earnings upgrades. But can the momentum continue? With August earnings approaching, Morningstar Head of Equity Research Peter Warnes says the news is likely to be mixed this time around and provides some tips on what to look out for to ride the global recovery.
Investors will need to start thinking about how to position their portfolio for rising inflation with expected economic growth in the wake of large-scale fiscal support and stimulatory money policy.
Markets across the world are experiencing a boom in SPACs - a Special Purpose Acquisition Company. Branded as blank-cheque companies, the overseas enthusiasm for these companies remains robust in 2021, and while there are no signs that Australia is about to embrace blank-cheque companies, there are some cautionary lessons for local investors investing offshore.
Big spending initiatives in the 2021 Federal Budget aim to drive economic growth. With the risk of inflation low, investors can expect a positive outlook for asset markets.
There is some good news for income-seeking investors with possible buybacks in the pipeline as the big banks reported a lift in dividend payments in the May reporting season.
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Online brokers are seeing record numbers of account openings despite market volatility. Financial advisers are well placed to assist new investors.
All eyes will be on the RBA in November and December as it ponders a potentially significant rate cut. But there are other factors to consider in the face of a very uneven recession.
Australian investors who bet on the US tech mega-caps to outperform through the COVID-19 pandemic have been handsomely rewarded. However, the way forward is less certain.
Access to their super has assisted many Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic. But these savings will also need to underpin the recovery as we navigate out of economic crisis.
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Portfolio review and asset allocation are critical during heightened market volatility. And there are lessons to be learnt from how fund managers handle similar challenges.
Times of volatility may call for revised trading strategies. This piece looks at areas where advisers can improve, especially when placing large trades in the marketplace.
CommSec Senior Economist Ryan Felsman considers how the recovery from COVID-19 will play out and picks the sectors most likely to thrive and flounder.
In periods of market volatility it is vital that advisers keep clients focused on their plan. It is also a chance to reinforce why financial advice is integral to meeting long-term goals.
The sharing economy will continue to disrupt established businesses but CommSec Chief Equities Economist Craig James warns that incumbents are increasingly finding ways to fight back.
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